El Paso Scene Weekly for October 22-28, 2018
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Kahulanui — The Grammy-nominated Hawaiian Kings of Swing perform 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave.. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Kevin Hart — The comic and actor brings his “Irresponsible Tour” to El Paso with two shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $61.50-$131.50 (Ticketmaster).
No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show.
Hart’s “What Now” tour sold out venues throughout North America, Europe and Australia, grossing over $100 million worldwide. The upcoming El Paso show generated so much response that a second show was added.
His 2017 memoir “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. He voiced the title character in “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” and was featured in the Sony reboot of “Jumanji” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black.
New Mexico Pumpkin Festival — The 10th annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at the Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farm, 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Corn maze, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and more. Food available for purchase, and a country store offered. Winners from the annual coloring and pumpkin-carving contests will be displayed. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID. Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com.
Other activities include live music, a pie eating contest, hula hoop contest, stick horse rodeo, goblin egg gourd hunt, tug of war, great pumpkin drop and more.
Sleepspent — The tribute to the late Jeff Buckley is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. They will play the album “Grace” in its entirety, as well as unreleased tracks. Admission: $5 (must have active open tab to sit in patio area). Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.
‘The Cat’s Meow’ — The Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater featuring Moonlite Mirage and the Desert Darlings at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Holiday Inn Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park. Tickets: $40 in advance; $45 at the door. VIP seating is $45 through Oct. 13. Information, registration: 691-1938, firstname.lastname@example.org or snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com.
The Cat’s Meow dinner theater is a collection of eclectic vintage fusions of Belly Dance as interpreted by regional dancers and performers, characterizing and bringing to life some of the most important women of history. Audiences are invited to come dressed as a favorite vintage character or Shady Lady of the past.
Workshops that day at Snake Charmer Studio II in Central El Paso. Cost: $40 per workshop.
‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk — Pets Alive El Paso will host its 14th annual fall dog walk noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., with a 1-mile dog walk at 1 p.m. around the grounds of La Viña Winery. Registration begins at noon. The event includes music, costume contests for dogs, prizes, food vendors, pet-related products and gifts for sale. Advance registration: $15 for one dog, $20 for two dogs (limit of two dogs per person). Registration on day of event is $5 extra. Military with ID receive $5 discount. Information, cost: 247-6057, PetsAliveElPaso.org, or facebook.com/petsaliveelpaso.
Pets Alive El Paso is a nonprofit corporation working to make El Paso a no-kill community, offering spay/neuter Programs for the companion animals of lower-income families in El Paso; and for free-roaming cats through the El Paso Feral Cats Program.
Lowbrow Palace —1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Deafheaven and DIIV — The post-metal and rock bands perform at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, with Wild Wing. Tickets: $22.
• Bob Moses — The alternative duos presents their Battle Line Tour at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, with Mansionair. Tickets: $22-$25.
• Robert Delong — One-man pop band behind hits like “Favorite Color is Blue,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Tickets: $17.
• Oh Sees — The psych-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, with Prettiest Eyes and Pilots of Venus. Tickets: $18-$20.
‘There is More’ Tour — The tour featuring Christian group Hillsong and pastor Brian Houston is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Abundant Living Faith Center East, 1000 Valley Crest. General admission; $28 ($25 each for groups of 10 or more). Premium tickets: $48; includes early access and pre-show gathering with Hillsong; available at premierproductions.com. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com.
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
•• Mariachi Los Mineros performs music for Día de los Muertos Tuesday, Oct. 23.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs Thursday, Oct. 25.
• Rio Grande Concert Series featuring works of guest composers is Sunday, Oct. 28.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Genitorturers — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, with Echo Black, The Offering,
CatAsTrophy and local bands. Tickets: $15 in advance.
• Sacrificial Slaughter — 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, with Defleshed and Gutted, Abysmally Entombed, and Beyond Terror. Tickets: $10 at the door.
EPCC Student Music Ensembles’ Concert — El Paso Community College hosts the concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount. Information: 831-2361, epcc.edu.
Caifanes — The influential Spanish Language rock band from Mexico City presents performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre, in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Tickets: $59.50-$125 (Ticketmaster).
Kevin Hart — The comic and actor brings his “Irresponsible Tour” to El Paso with two shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $61.50-$131.50 (Ticketmaster).
Hate Drugs — The California indie band presents their Spooky Southwest Tour at 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, with Harbour, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing. Admission is free. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
Ozuna — One of the hottest reggaeton and trap singers in Latin music performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “Aura Tour.” Tickets: $60-$130. (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899.
Murcielagos Halloween Cover Show — 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at The Perch (Tricky Falls), 209 S. El Paso, with bands covering the Misfits, Cock Sparrer, Sick of it All, Charles Bronson, and one more to be announced. Admission: $5 (free with costume). Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
Precious Child — The multi-instrumentalist performs with Ultraflesh at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming. Ages 21 and older admitted. Information on Facebook at Neon Rose Bar.
Gipsy Kings — The Gipsy Kings’ Tour Gipsy Unidos is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. The group blends traditional flamenco with western pop and Latin rhythms and have toured virtually non-stop for the past 25 years. Tickets: $49-$79 (Ticketmaster)
Halloween Bash — Texas Voodoo Stomp, Indian Trance Affect, and Rust perform for the live music event and Halloween party 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, 201 S. El Paso. Admission is free. Information: 259-8040, email@example.com or on Facebook.
Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedian, musician and radio announcer, known as “The Master of Sarcasm,” returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
ALSO THIS WEEK
Taking Breast Cancer to Heart — The breast cancer fundraising event is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at El Paso Convention Center, featuring a fashion show by Ella Blu. Presented in collaboration of University Medical Center, Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Cancer and Chronic Disease Consortium. Tickets: $100 ($1,000 per table). Information: 521-7229, ext. 80524.
Proceeds dedicated to co-pays, transportation, medications and more for area breast cancer patient
Chamizal Cultural Festival — The public festival celebrating the rich cultural history of this area through storytelling, pottery demonstrations, music, dance and theater performances 1:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free; native crafts available for sale. Information: 532-7273.
• 1:30-6 p.m. — Information and Cultural Demonstration Booths
• 1:30-1:45 p.m. — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Blessing and Opening Ceremony
• 1:45-2:20 p.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Youth Dancers
2:30-3:15 p.m. — Tim Thompson, country and classic rock
• 4:30-5:45 p.m. — David Noriega Group, Latin rock and blues
5:45-6 p.m. — Closing ceremony.
In conjunction with the festival and in partnership with Celebration of Our Mountains, a grand tour of El Paso border history is offered 9 a.m. to noon. Sunday, Oct. 28. The tour begins at the American Dam Field Office of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) at 2616 W. Paisano. Mike Landis of the IBWC will lead participants on a short walk across the American Canal to Boundary Marker #1. From there, the tour will travel to Hart’s Mill, where El Paso County Historical Commission president Robert Diaz will talk about border history from 1840 to 1900. Ranger Rodney Sauter will end the tour with a guided walk around Chamizal National Memorial to explain the history of the 1963 Chamizal Convention. For details and maps, visit celebmtns.org/events.
El Paso Wine Fest — Rotary Club’s fundraising festival is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Downtown El Paso, across from San Jacinto Plaza, with more than 20 of the area’s finest chefs and restaurants. All proceeds go to support Rotary projects in the El Paso area. Tickets: $100 (all inclusive). Information: 833-6616, ElPasoWineFest.com or on Facebook.
Restaurants include Anson 11, Café Central, Crave, DELIght, Dragon Fly, Entrecote, Fire, Hallelujah BBQ, Magic Bistro, Morrison Healthcare, 150 Sunset, Orange Peel, Park Tavern, Pecan Grill, Pot au Feu, Ruli’s, Ruth's Chris, Smallcakes, St. Clair and more.
Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus — Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus, Inc. hosts its fall fundraising event 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with dinner, live and silent auctions and more. This year’s theme is “Woodstock,” with music by Fungi Mungle. Dress for run and comfort. Tickets: $75 ($750 tables). Information: 449-5883 or spjinc.org.
Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus (SPJ) is a non-profit organization working in the colonias of Juárez. SPJ builds new homes and helps clothe the families in need.
El Paso IMPACTFest — The Virtual Reality Festival is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at El Paso Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon, with showings of Texas Short VR and experimental films and VR games. Visitors can see the best Virtual Reality and experimental entries from around the world, over a two-day period. There will also be discussion panels with directors and producers of the films and games. Admission: $3-$5.Information: 257-8470 or elpasoimpactfest.org.
Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage — The largest pilgrimage each year is on the last Sunday in October, the traditional Feast Day of Christ the King. The 78th anniversary procession begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The pilgrimage annually attracts thousands of celebrants, many of whom begin their trek before dawn. Gates open at 5 a.m. Information: San Martin de Porras (575) 589-2106.
Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet — El Paso Dance Works, 6633 N. Mesa, hosts a concert and afternoon milonga with quartet 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Hailing from Buenos Aires, the quartet performs classical tango in the style of famous orchestras, with a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism. Admission: $25. Information: 422-3338 or elpasodanceworks.com.
Trick or Treat & More
Fort Bliss Halloween — Fort Bliss will host these Halloween season events:
• Monster Bash Family Halloween is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at the Trading Post. This year is a New Orleans style “Monster Masquerade,” with inflatables, crafts and entertainment. Costumes encouraged. Choose from, three haunted house experiences; “Barely Scary,” for $1; “Kinda Scary,” for $2; and “Massacre on Marshall Road,” discounted to $3 during the event. Information: 588-8247.
• Halloween Harvest Festival is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at Old Fort Bliss Replica, 5054 Pershing, with haunted pumpkin patch, rides, lawn games, trick or treating in fort rooms, face painting and more. Pumpkins at the patch are available on a first-come, first serve basis with a $5 donation to the museum. There will also be a farmer’s market with food and beverages for purchase. Free shuttle rides available from the festival to Monster Bash. Information: 588-8482.
• The annual Halloween Boo-ling Party is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Desert Strike Lanes, 2949 Carter Road, with be goodie bags and cake, while supplies last Costume contest for ages 1 to 16. Discounted prices on shoe rental, food, drinks and games during the event. Information: 568-6272.
Boo at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, hosts its 11th annual safe trick-or-treating event for families with children ages 2 to 12 Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28. Activities include candy stations, games, animal enrichment activities and more. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.
Healthy Halloween — El Paso Pediatrics, 1160 Saddle Bronc, hosts the Halloween health fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27, with food, zumba entertainment, costume contest and games. Flu shots offered. Information: 533-1441 or on Facebook at El Paso Pediatric Associates.
Halloween on Granado Street — Tularosa Arts and History Council hosts the Halloween event 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on Granado Street in Tularosa with vendors, games, live music, a haunted house and more. Information: (575) 629-0787 or trytularosa.org.
Spooktacular — The Junior Woman’s Club’s 28th annual fall family fiesta is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with live entertainment, a kids game area, cake walk, pumpkin decorating, Haunted House, vendor booths, food booths, free hands-on crafting and other activities. Costume contests with prizes are 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 ($4 children; free age 2 and younger). Advanced tickets from any club member are $3. Information: 274-1141 or jwcelpaso.org.
El Paso’s largest indoor Halloween carnival raises money for local charities.
EPHS Tunnel Tours Haunted House — El Paso High School Tiger Theatre Troupe presents a haunted tunnel tour to the basement of the city’s” most haunted high school” 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at El Paso High School, 800 E. Schuster, complete with ghosts. Tickets: $5, first come first serve. Information: 236-2500 or msmossephs.weebly.com.
Ghosts of the Ancients — Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180, hosts its first paranormal fundraising tour 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in conjunction with Paso del Norte Paranormal Society. featuring a tour of the dark, mysterious, and historic areas of the park. Meet at 7:30 p.m. for check-in. Proceeds benefit the park. Tickets: $20; available only through squareup.com. Email confirmations must be shown at the park gate for entrance. Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texasstateparks.gov.
Massacre on Marshall Road — Fort Bliss’s annual haunted house is open 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 5-27, and 6 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 31. Not recommended for children under 10 or the “faint of heart.” Admission: $5; discounted prices ($3) Oct. 27-28, during the Monster Bash event. Information: 588-8247.
KLAQ Haunted Houses of Terror — The annual haunting is Oct. 4-31 at Desert Warriors Paintball, 13900 Montana featuring five haunted houses for one ticket price. Haunted House recommended for ages 14 and older. Times, cost: 544-9550 or thehauntedhousesofterror.com.
Lost El Paso Paranormal Tours — Spirit Walk of Old San Elizario is 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, meeting at the Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main Street. Check-in is 8:30 p.m. Cost: $15. Information: 503-8960, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook. Tickets at squareup.com.
Forbidden Acres — The Haunted House experience is 7:30 p.m. to midnight nightly Oct. 26-31, at 13161 Tobacco Road (far east El Paso, off, take Square Dance Road north from Montana). All ages welcome; young children accompanied by an adult. Admission: $15 cash only; military discounts offered. Information: 256-3088 or on Facebook.
‘Terror Trail Haunted House’ — WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its two-acre Terror Trail Haunted House 7:30 p.m. to 11:45 Fridays and Saturdays, and Halloween Night, and 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 3. Ages 10 and older welcome; no costumes may be worn to the trail. Tickets available 30 minutes prior to each performance, or online at texasterrortrail.com. Information: 877-FEAR (3327).
The Zombie Adventure also runs during this time, allowing guests to hunt down zombies with laser guns.
MAZeS & MOre
a Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open through Nov. 4 (weather permitting) for its 18th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. This year’s theme celebrates El Paso’s “Monarch Butterflies.” Information: 549-1323 or launionmaze.com.
Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military.) Free for age two and seniors over 75. Open weekdays for scheduled field trips 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with reservations. Tickets in advance at ticketleap.com.
The Maze offers the Big Maze, a kids flower maze, family jumping pillow, big slide, pedal cars, target practice, sports throw, zipline, horse walk swing, rubber ducky races, sand box, picnic tables under huge tent and concessions.
Rides to the pumpkin patch, cow train and pig races also offered during daylight hours.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 4th annual season, “Maze-O-Saurus,” 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35). Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group rates available. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386), elpasocornmaze.com or on Facebook.
Dinner Detective Halloween Show — The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show presents the Halloween-themed show 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Holiday Inn Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park Drive, Actors are hidden in the audience in plain sight. Costumes welcome and encouraged. Tickets: $59.95 at eventbrite.com.
‘Young Frankenstein’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, has extended its production of the Mel Brooks musical comedy through Nov. 4. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
‘Jeckyll & Hyde’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the play based on the Robert Lewis Stevenson horror classic Oct. 19-Nov. 3. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
‘Witness! The Curiosity House Vol. II’ — Desert Ghouls Productions presents the immersive theatrical experience is 8 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, at El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus Building C, Room 401 (Black Box) at 919 Hunter, with staged tales of horror including versions of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and “La Llorona,” and a curiosity museum for patrons to browse before the show. Admission is free. Information: email@example.com.
‘Las Brujas de Macbeth’ — Sapiens Sapiens Teatro Laboratorio of Mexico City presents the Spanish language performance inspired by the characters of witches in the tragedy of Shakespeare’s “MacBeth” 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario. Admission: $46.95 Saturday dinner show; $24.95 non-dinner matinee Sunday. Parking lot is private. Information: 976-7077, AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team’s opening season homes games are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 26-28, vs. Wichita Jr. Thunder at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets are $5-$30. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at Memorial Gym. Games are 6 p.m. Fridays and noon Sundays. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• Oct. 26: Western Kentucky University
• Oct. 28: Rice
Day of the Dead Series 2018 — Daily 50K, 10K, 5K, marathon and half marathon events are 7 a.m. Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 25-28, at La Llorona Park on Picacho, in Las Cruces. Early start at 6 a.m. optional. Packet pick up is 5:30 a.m. at race day on the starting line. Registration: active.com or deadrunning.com.
12 Hours of Old El Paso — The mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Franklin Mountain State Park’s Round House (Bowen Ranch Roundhouse), off Martin Luther King Jr. (2.6 mile north of Highway 54). Registration: $80 through Oct. 25; $90 Oct. 26. No race day registration. Juniors 18 and under: $35. Information: 433-1752 or texassportsonline.com.
UTEP Women’s Basketball - The team hosts the Western New Mexico Mustangs for an exhibition game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.
UTEP Football — The Miners host the UAB Blazers at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Tour of Las Cruces — The 13th annual 50K (31 miles) and 100K (62 miles) cycling rides are Sunday, Oct. 28. Information: (575) 541-8271 or ziavelocycling.org.
Sprint for Sparks — Texas Tech University Health Science Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine hosts its 5th annual 5K race/walk along Scenic Drive at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at Newman Park, 2211 Alabama. Packet pickup is 7 a.m. at the assembly area. Cost: $20. Information: 215-4216 ortinyurl.com/SprintForSparks-15.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
The New Chinese Acrobats – The troupe presents high-flying trapeze arts, aerial balance, dance, juggling and acrobatic comedy at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. Tickets: $39-$65. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
‘Super Scary’ — ACT (A Children’s Theatre) of Mesilla Valley presents the Halloween comedy for all ages at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 26-27, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $7. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Masters of Illusion — The hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $20-$60.
• Carnival Fantastique — The celebration of music and action is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Tickets: $20-$50.
Tournament of Bands — The annual showcase of area high school marching bands is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at NMSU’s Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Preliminaries end around 5:30 p.m.; finals are 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $17; $7 age 6-12 (Ticketmaster).
Downtown Zombie Walk 2018 — Downtown Las Cruces Partnership hosts the Zombie Walk for all ages 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main Street in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, with love music, food trucks, vendors, and the Zombie parade at 7 p.m. Trophies for the best costumes for Best Adult, Best Youth, and Best Group. Participation is free. Information: downtownlascruces.org or on Facebook.
Harvestfest — Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce’s annual afternoon of family fun is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft, N.M., with hay rides, carved and decorated pumpkins, a costume contest, parade and trick or treating. Most activities are free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.
The annual Great Pumpkin Race is 2 p.m. with amateurs, semi-pros and pros competing for prizes by rolling pumpkins down a hill; a piñata bash and pet parade follows.
Costume contest and parade is 3:30 p.m. on Burro Avenue.
Trick or treating at the merchants is 4 to 6 p.m.
Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms — The labyrinth and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 28 at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. The maze is celebrating its 20th season. Food and beverage concessions available. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID (not to be used with other discounts). Group rates and scout troop discounts also offered with advance reservation. Information: (575) 526-1919, mesillavalleymaze.com or on Facebook at Mesilla Valley Maze.
Activities include corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides until 6:30 p.m., giant slides, face painting, pedal carts, gem mining, picnic grounds, playgrounds. duck racing, hayride to the pumpkin path, and more. Activity tickets (available until 5:30 p.m.) are $1 each or 22 for $20.
Open weekdays for school field trips with advance registration only; no pets allowed except service animals.
To get there: Take exit 139 off I-10 West (Motel Blvd.), go north one mile and turn left at Picacho (U.S. 70). Go past the Rio Grande one mile to the Maze on the Lyles’ family farm.
The New Mexico Pumpkin Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28.
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